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WCIRB Governing Committee Meeting Wednesday 12/08/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Governing Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will discuss results from a review of earthquake exposure and plans for studies to perform in 2018 when it meets Wednesday in Oakland. ...Read More

Worker Can't Compel Industrial Commission to Determine Her Entitlement to PTD Without Exam 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not get a writ compelling the Industrial Commission to determine her entitlement to permanent total disability compensation without first compelling her attendance at an independent medical examination by a physician of the commission'...Read More

WTC Health Program Doctor Concerned About Benefit Denials 12/06/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 354 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The top doctor with the World Trade Center Health Program is concerned about the stress placed on patients who have to fight for disability retirement benefits for their 9/11-linked medical problems, New York’s The Chief Leader newspaper ...Read More

WCD Revises Bulletins on Reimbursements, Claim Data Reports 12/05/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division issued revisions to two bulletins on Monday relating to loss reports by self-insured employers and the reimbursement paid to carriers that elect to pay supplemental benefits.  ...Read More

Webinars Will Explain Virtual Hearings Procedures 12/05/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today and again on Thursday to train attorneys and licensed representatives involved with the Albany District Customer Service Centers in Poughkeepsie, Plattsburgh, Saranac and Hudson. ...Read More

WCD Convening Rule-Making Committee to Discuss Temporary Disability Calculations 12/04/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division scheduled a rule-making advisory committee meeting to discuss regulations relating to the calculation of temporary disability benefits. Effective Oct. 1, the division adopted a temporary rule to restore a provision affecting TD calculati...Read More

Worker Wasn't Prejudiced by Employer's Change in Vocational Experts 12/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCEntral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was not prejudiced by his employer’s change in vocational experts shortly before the hearing on his case, and that the worker had failed to prove a compensable mental injury resulting from an injury to his shoulder. ...Read More

WCAB Had Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Worker's Claims of Misconduct 12/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 818 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not proceed with his civil action against his employer and its insurance carrier for alleged misconduct during the negotiations to settle his comp claim because the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board had exclusive jurisdiction o...Read More

Work Comp Payers Could Have Case Against Opioid Marketers, Consultant Says 11/30/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 622 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As states, cities and even a major health insurer add their names to the list of plaintiffs suing pharmaceutical companies over their role in the opioid crisis, workers’ compensation payers could be next, managed care consultant Joe Paduda says. ...Read More

WCA Updates Claims Resolution Rules 11/30/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration updated claims resolution rules to tweak regulations relating to consolidated cases, admissible evidence and attorney fees. ...Read More
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